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Animal DIY Tablet Case

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As tablets become an increasingly useful tool for children to learn and play on, it's important that they protect these expensive investments by getting a case. To add some fun animal flair to a drab and solid-colored tablet case, have the kids make this Animal DIY Tablet Case. Made from Duck Brand duct tape, this easy design will be a hit with your kids. There's no need to buy an expensive case that's almost as much as the tablet to buy when the kids can make their own one-of-a-kind case that will protect it and show off their personalities. The kids won't be disappointed in this genius duct tape craft idea, and you'll be happy that those expensive tablets are protected from any mishaps.

Estimated Cost$21-$30

Time to CompleteIn an evening

MaterialsMixed Media

Primary TechniqueMixed Media



Age GroupElementary School, Pre-Teens, Teens

Project TypeMake a Project

Materials List

  • Duck Tape
  • Duck Tape Sheets
  • Tablet

Animal DIY Tablet Cover


  1. Make two Duck Tape fabric pieces, one 10 in. long and the other 8 in. long.

  2. Wrap the top of the smaller fabric with tape.

  3. Attach the 2 pieces of fabric together to form your pocket.

  4. Cut out a piece of fabric that is 3.5 in. long and 4 in. wide. This is your phone pocket.

  5. Cut four 1.5 in. strip of tape and two 2 in. long elastic bands. 

  6. Place a strip of tape on either side of your elastic band, with a little band showing in the middle. This is your headphone strap.  

  7. Draw and cut out your eyes.

  8. Draw and cut out your nose.

  9. With your eyes from step 7 as a guide, cut out the outline for your eyes and tongue. 

  10. Fold a sheet in half and cut out the shadows for your face so they are symmetrical. 

  11. Cut out your animal face. 

  12. Start assembling the animal face.

  13. Flip over the face and cover three-fourths of the way up.

  14. Attach the face to the higher side of the pocket using a sheet, making sure the sheet covers past the top of the ears. Trim off excess.

  15. Take your phone pocket from step 4 and trim the top edge. 

  16. Tape your headphone strap to your phone pocket and make a border around the other edges.

  17. Attach your phone pocket to your piece from step 14.

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